Dead Hand

 
 Starts at 3:00 pm

Why would someone choose to write or draw and then claim not to be the author of those words or images?

During the 1850s, an increasing amount of people began to practice what was variously described as writing mediumship, automatic writing, or passive writing. Those writers claimed that the authority of their words belonged not to them, but to the dead.

This talk will explore the notion that relinquishing authorship paradoxically imbued the practitioner with new forms of spiritual authority - forms that challenged orthodox hierarchies in the home, the church, and wider society.

It was a time when the dead took a role in democratising the power of the living.

Cost: £12


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2019-10-27 15:00 2019-10-27 15:00 Europe/London Dead Hand Why would someone choose to write or draw and then claim not to be the author of those words or images? https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/10/27/dead-hand-215522 Brompton Cemetery,Fulham Road,,London

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Location

Brompton Cemetery,

Fulham Road,
London,
SW10 9UG

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District
Piccadily

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